I've lived for 61 years & have never had one of these guys come to my home ... until now. We are living in a "high-end neighborhood." Our neighbors drive Porches & Mercedes & BMWs. There are no shady characters roaming around. People leave their garages open for hour at a time. We've been doing the same.
About an hour ago, John & I went into the garage & I immediately noticed an empty spot where we keep our tool box. A big yellow plastic tool box that we've had since the kids were little over 27 years ago. Among other things, it held some old wrenches & screwdrivers my dad gave us when we moved into our first home in Tennessee. It also held a brand new set of screwdrivers, still sealed in their package, that I bought my dad for Christmas a couple years before he passed away. He said they were too nice to use. After he died, I found them in his tool shed & brought them home.
The tool box was pretty beat up & filthy to boot. I had wanted to give it a good scrubbing & clean out before we moved but there just wasn't enough time. I thought I'd do it here when things settled down.
I cannot imagine any of our neighbors walking into our garage & taking this cheap, crappy box of beat up tools. Wouldn't a thief steal something nice looking? Something worth money?
I filed a police report but it's doubtful we will ever see the box or the tools again. The tools won't be hard to replace. Neither will the box. But the stuff my dad gave me ... the set of screwdrivers that were too nice for him to use ... the loss of those things breaks my heart.